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Mark Bustos, Educator, Co-Owner Silver Vine Room
Founder, #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement

At the young age of 14, Mark Bustos discovered the power of human interaction through his passion for cutting hair. That's why he has dedicated the last 19 years, not only developing and honing his craft, but sharing his talents all over the globe with clients such as his own brothers and cousins to fashion designer, Phillip Lim, NASCAR Driver, Jeff Gordon and even 8-year old Isabella, living on the streets in the Philippines.

Professionally trained by the Artistic Academy of Hair Design in Morris Plains, NJ, Mark is currently a full-time Hair Stylist at Three Squares Studio in Manhattan and Gumdrop Hairdressing in Montclair, NJ. As he travels to different cities to give back, Mark has also earned himself a styling chair in some of the most prestigious salons in America, including Oribe Salon in South Beach, Miami and RamirezTran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA. He also attained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Kean University.

As the founder of the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Charity/Movement, Mark has humbly given a new meaning to being compassionate by giving free haircuts to the homeless every Sunday. Not only has this inspired family, friends, hairstylists and strangers all over the world to help those in need, Mark is able to meet new people and be moved by their stories simply by doing what he loves.

Mark has recently been featured in The New York Times, CNN, ABC World News, Forbes, Huffington Post, GQ, Details Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, and many more. The #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement has also received international acclaim in several publications across Europe and Asia, notably the Philippines, which is both where his family is from and where the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement was born.

Follow Mark on Instagram and Twitter: @markbustos #BeAwesomeToSomebody